Costs of courses in Australia can vary depending on what route and type of study is chosen, with this in mind we’ve put some figures together for prospective students to consider.
English language courses
For students looking to study English language classes in Australia (or perhaps an English language course leading to an official certification), then the cost tends to be lower than longer term courses. Costs can of course vary depending on the chosen course, but on average these types of courses cost around $300 per week (this will vary with the length of the chosen course).
Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas
Courses from Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas tend to be longer in length than specific language courses and so the cost implications will reflect this. Prices can range from $4,000 for a shorter Certificate programme to $22,000 for course such as Advanced Diplomas.
Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees
Accommodation and amenities
When moving to another country, it is important to bear in mind the average cost of living for the chosen area. In Australia, the cost of living can be much more economical in the more rural areas of the country. Inner city living will, in general, be more expensive, largely due to the convenience and amenities readily available.
The rent payable on accommodation can vary with the number of rooms in the rental, typically around $1000 PCM to $1750 PCM in the inner city. Sometimes students opt to rent accommodation with more rooms so that they can share with a small group of other students/professionals and split the cost of the rental.
Opting to live on campus is generally a lot cheaper at around $750 PCM and will also allow students to experience living with a larger group of students.
Some accommodation will include bills as a package deal but other arrangements will require students to budget additional funds for amenities.
We have calculated some averages for students to consider below: